Day: June 17, 2020

Giant Loophole In SCOTUS Ruling For LGBTQ Rights; Ellen Deletes #BLM Tweet After Major Backlash; Ryan Field Books

Giant Loophole In SCOTUS Ruling For LGBTQ Rights

Early this week SCOTUS ruled that provisions listed under the 1964 Civil Rights Act also include LGBTQ people. Which means that you can’t be fired for being gay or transgender. However, there’s an issue.

But it includes a critical exception for small businesses with fewer than 15 employees, which employ as many as one in six Americans.

Here’s the link. It goes into a lot more detail. And it also points out that this isn’t the end of the fight for us. We clearly still have a long way to go, and I think it should start by re-claiming the month of June again as Pride Month. This year we barely even know it IS Pride Month. 


 Ellen Deletes #BLM Tweet After Major Backlash

The criticism of Ellen DeGeneres continues.

Ellen DeGeneres deleted a tweet about racial injustice in the US after some fans called her out for being vague and hypocritical. 

You can read more here. She did post 2 new messages that appear supportive to the Black Lives Matter Movement. You can also view the Tweets. Twitter is particularly toxic lately, and it’s going to wind up canceling itself out eventually. 






Amazon

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field